Oceanside CA— Oceanside Art Walk will rock on April 3rd with over twenty artists, five bands (Jamaican, Rock, Irish, Pop), a site-specific dance inside OMA, Polynesian dance in the courtyard of Endurance House and much, much more.
Featured Artists Greg Lucker (photographer of rock stars) and Cheryl Ehlers (whose canvases pulse with movement) will be appear at MainStreet Oceanside, 701 Mission Avenue where drawings will be held for a signed print by Lucker, a summer camp and a workshop with School of Rock which will be playing outside MainStreet Oceanside 6 – 9 p.m.
As a concert photographer, Greg Lucker has covered musicians from the local garage band, to U2 at the Rose Bowl, and everything in between. “Shooting concerts is not all the glamour you might think it is.” explains Greg,”It’s long hours, shooting in cramped pits, with lighting that always keeps you guessing. It is very fast paced shooting, and with only two or three songs to get your work done, you need to be on your game.”
Cheryl Ehlers is an award winning and published artist, who likes to bring art together with people to share the awareness and value or art into everyone’s lives bringing art awareness to the forefront.” In addition to coordinating the ARTBUZZ1 newsletter for artists, she also co-sponsors art activities, and is the owner and art instructor of a non-profit, The Stardust Arts which serves under-served youth in the community.
One of the engines that drive’s her art is the freedom to express and communicate. “Believing art, at its best is creative, expressionist and emotional”, Ehlers describes her art as bold and colorful. She believes that “art without emotion is not art, and within everyone, your passions should be applied to that which makes you happy. Ehlers asserts, “If you believe in yourself, anything is possible.”
Musical duo Mario Panousos and Natalie Bright will be performing at the April ArtWalk. “We are a collaborative musical group who loves to make music and entertain everyone around us.” explains Mario, “Our musical duo at the moment consists of the multi-talented and well known vocalist, model, actress, and artist Natalie Bright.”
Natalie has been gracing Southern California with her beautiful voice and talent since 2013, and continues to create music as well as play shows throughout the local music scene. On acoustic guitar is Mario Panousos, who has been playing, recording, entertaining, and loving music since as long as he can remember, while traveling from the east coast to the west. Mario settled in California in 2013, and has continuously collaborated with amazing artists all over, enjoying every musical moment life has to offer. “Together, we are spreading the love of music and good vibes everywhere we can, which we believe, is exactly what our world needs today.”
For more information about the artists and performers at the Oceanside First Friday ArtWalk visit www.oceansideartwalk.org